WWE Over the Limit

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WWE Over the Limit
WWE Over the Limit logo in 2012
WWE Over the Limit logo in 2012
Promotion(s)WWE
Brand(s)Raw (2010–2011)
SmackDown (2010–2011)
First event2010
Last event2012
Signature match types"I quit" match

WWE Over the Limit was an American professional wrestling pay-per-view (PPV) event produced by WWE, a professional wrestling promotion based in Connecticut. The event was created in 2010, replacing Judgment Day as the annual May PPV. The name "Over the Limit" was a reference to the hardcore-based match types that occurred as the main event match for each year: an "I quit" match in 2010 and 2011 and a No Disqualification match in 2012. John Cena competed in the main event match at all three Over the Limit events. In 2013, Over the Limit was scheduled for the October PPV slot but was replaced by Battleground.

History[edit]

In 2010, World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) replaced their previously annual May pay-per-view (PPV) Judgment Day with a new PPV titled Over the Limit.[1] The inaugural event was held on May 23, 2010 at the Joe Louis Arena in Detroit, Michigan.[2] Over the Limit would be a short-lived PPV, however, as the 2012 event was the final Over the Limit event held.[3] A 2013 event had been scheduled for October that year, but it was canceled and replaced by Battleground.[4][5] The name "Over the Limit" was a reference to the hardcore-based match types that occurred as the main event match for each year: an "I quit" match in 2010 and 2011 and a No Disqualification match in 2012.[2][6][3]

Over the Limit was introduced during WWE's first brand extension period, in which the promotion divided its roster into brands where wrestlers exclusively performed.[7] As such, the 2010 and 2011 events featured wrestlers from the Raw and SmackDown brands.[2][6] The first brand extension ended in August 2011. Also in April 2011, WWE ceased using its full name of World Wrestling Entertainment, with the "WWE" abbreviation becoming an orphaned initialism for the promotion.[8]

Dates and venues[edit]

# Event Date City Venue Main Event Ref.
1 Over the Limit (2010) May 23, 2010 Detroit, Michigan Joe Louis Arena John Cena (c) vs. Batista in an "I quit" match for the WWE Championship [2]
2 Over the Limit (2011) May 22, 2011 Seattle, Washington KeyArena John Cena (c) vs. The Miz in an "I quit" match for the WWE Championship [6]
3 Over the Limit (2012) May 20, 2012 Raleigh, North Carolina PNC Arena John Laurinaitis vs. John Cena in a No Disqualification match where if Cena won, Laurinaitis would be fired, and anyone who interfered would be fired [3]
(c) – refers to the champion(s) heading into the match

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Pay-Per-View Calendar". World Wrestling Entertainment. Retrieved 2009-10-26.
  2. ^ a b c d "Over the Limit". World Wrestling Entertainment. Retrieved March 17, 2010.
  3. ^ a b c "Recent WWE attendance figures (5/19 to 5/21)". Wrestleview.com. Retrieved 2012-05-28.
  4. ^ "Battleground PPV Results 10/6 (Hour 1): World Title match opens the PPV, plus IC Title & Divas Title matches". pwtorch.com.
  5. ^ "Battleground PPV Results 10/6 (Hour 3): WWE Title match, power outage situation, Punk vs. Ryback". pwtorch.com.
  6. ^ a b c "Over the Limit". Canadian Online Explorer. Retrieved May 12, 2011.
  7. ^ "WWE Entertainment To Make Raw and SmackDown Distinct Television Brands". World Wrestling Entertainment. 2002-03-27. Retrieved 2011-03-21.
  8. ^ Nemer, Paul (August 30, 2011). "Raw Results – 8/29/11". Wrestleview. Retrieved November 5, 2016.

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